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XS Sights’ New 3-Dot RAM Night Sights: Nuclear Power to Help You Get Your Hits

XS® Sights new RAM™ Night Sights are designed to be the brightest sight options for fast and accurate shooting in any light.

Why 3-Dot Sights After 20 Years?
Notch and post sights are an industry standard. Most duty grade pistols come equipped with a form of notch and post sights. Most military or law enforcement agencies require 3-dot tritium night sights to be equipped on the pistol or they are the only approved option for the departments use. XS has always produced tools ideal for defensive shooting but has stayed out of the mil-spec market. XS has just received the license to install their own tritium. This allows them to explore new tritium materials to produce a high-speed set of sights that is brighter and more durable than most options available.

The RAM (radioactive material) night sights have a traditional 3-dot tritium, notch and post sight picture. The rear sight is blacked out to increase contrast against the front sight which is available in bright orange or green. The front sight features XS’s proprietary Ember™ Glow Dot technology which absorbs ambient light and glows in low light. The front tritium lamp in the RAM sight charges the Ember Glow Dot, making the front sight glow brighter than the rear, keeping one’s focus down range.

 

XS Ram Night Sights – Green and Orange on Left in Bright Light_ Green and Orange on Right in Low Light

“Our high-performance night sights are purpose driven tools fine-tuned for Law Enforcement use,” said Zack Kinsley, Marketing Manager for XS Sights. “Having our own tritium license has significantly strengthened our capabilities. We now test and use raw materials we didn’t have prior access to, resulting in broader and more advanced product offerings that ensure front sight visibility at all times.”

RAM Night Sights were designed to overcome three common issues with 3-dot tritium sights:

Confusing the front dot with one of the rear sight dots when under stress

The brightly colored Ember Glow Dot in the RAM front sight is a much brighter color which differentiates the front dot from the two rear dots.

The 2-dot tritium rear sight glowing brighter than the front sight drawing the eyes there instead of towards the downrange threat.

The Ember front sight is brighter than the rear tritium lamps.

Tight sight pictures

RAM Night Sights use a notch that is 15% wider than the front sight, allowing more visible light around the front sight. This makes it easier to see the front sight in changing light conditions and when shooting on the move, aiding in sight alignment and increasing accuracy.

Other key features include a rear sight overhang that reduces glare in bright light for greater sight definition. The anti-reflective rear tritium lenses also reduce glare in daylight while increasing contrast against the front sight. RAM sights also have a rear sight ledge to aid in one-handed slide manipulations.

As for color choice, the orange front sight contrasts best in bright light and the green glows best in low light; however, people see color differently and eyesight issues can affect which color performs best for each individual.

The steel RAM Night Sights are extremely durable and easy to install by hand or with a sight pusher tool. All tritium sights from XS are backed by a 10-year, No-Questions-Asked Warranty. Front blade width is 0.145” (3.68 mm) and the notch width is 0.170” (4.32 mm). While height varies by model, all mAvailable Models:

Glock®
17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, & 36
20, 21, 29, 30, 37, 30S, 40, & 41
42, 43, 43X, & 48
Sig Sauer®
P225, P226, P228, P229, P320, SP2009 & SP2340

Smith and Wesson®
M&P® Full-size & compact
M&P® Shield®

Springfield Armory®
XD®, XDM®, & XDS®

FNH®
FN 509®

XS® RAM™ Night Sights feature a traditional 3-dot tritium, notch and post sight picture. The rear is blacked out to increase contrast against the front sight. The front sight is available in orange or green and is equipped with our Ember™ Glow Dot Technology. Ember absorbs ambient light and glows in low light. The front tritium lamp charges the Ember dot making the front sight glow brighter than the rear, keeping focus down range. RAM sights are the brightest options for fast and accurate shooting in bright and low light.

Features:
Tritium Powered Front & Rear Sight Glows in low light to aid in sight alignment
High-Contrast Color Front Sight Available in bright orange or green
Ember™ Glow Dot Photoluminescent dot absorb ambient light and glows in low light
Rear Sight Overhang Reduces rear sight glare in bright light for greater sight definition
Anti-Reflective Rear Tritium Lens Reduces glare in bright light and increases contrast against the front sight
Rear Sight Ledge Aids in one-handed slide manipulations
CNC Steel Extremely durable for duty use
10 Year Warranty No Questions Asked Night Sight Warranty
Easy Installation Easily install by hand or sight pusher tool

Retail Price: $100 to $120 depending on the model

For more information on XS Sights, visit xssights.com

About XS Sights
XS Sights is known for making the fastest sights in any light. For more than 20 years, the XS team has created some of the most innovative sights on the market today for pistols, rifles and shotguns. Whether used for personal defense or hunting, these sights are designed and built to be the absolute best for their specific purpose.odels fit standard holster options.

 

 

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